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Stars put Hemsky on IR, recall Faksa

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DALLAS, TX - APRIL 11: Ales Hemsky #83 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against the Nashville Predators at the American Airlines Center on April 11, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

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The impressive Dallas Stars attack will be short a supporting cast member for at least a week after placing Ales Hemsky (pictured) on IR today.

The team explains that a Fedor Tyutin shot hit Hemsky’s foot during Tuesday’s win by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hemsky’s loss could be Radek Faksa’s gain, as the young forward was recalled in exchange. He generated some positive word-of-mouth from management during his first appearances of the 2015-16 season, but Faksa didn’t set the world on fire either, so this is a chance to show progress.

Considering Hemsky’s history of poor injury luck, there’s a chance this could be a pretty solid opportunity for Faksa.